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How do you install a scanner on a computer?

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To install a scanner on a computer, connect the scanner to the computer via the USB port, and turn on the scanner. Click the Found New Hardware message located at the bottom-right corner of the screen, tick the check box next to Yes This Time Only, and then click Next.

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Insert the installation CD into the CD drive of the computer, and then click Next. Windows automatically scans for a compatible scanner driver and installs it. Click Start on the Windows taskbar, select the Control Panel, and then type “scanners” into the search box. Click the View Scanners And Cameras link, select Add Device, and then click the Next button.

On the left-hand side of the installation wizard window, select the name of the manufacturer of the scanner, and then choose a model on the right-hand side of the window. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation process. The installation instructions vary depending on the model or manufacturer of the scanner. If you do not have the installation CD, Windows helps you search for alternative software online. At the end of the setup wizard, click Finish.

Alternatively, if the scanner comes with the Plug and Play technology, connect the scanner to the computer, and turn it on. Windows automatically scans and installs the scanner and notifies you when the installation process is complete.

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